Train strikes: Full list and how lines will be affected as Tube workers cancel industrial action

Thousands of rail employees and prepare drivers are occurring strike this month – with an extra time ban which began on Monday and mass disruption anticipated in the present day.

But deliberate industrial motion by London Underground employees has been cancelled, it was introduced on Tuesday.

RMT (the Rail, Maritime and Transport union) and ASLEF (The Associated Society of Locomotive Engineers and Firemen) members are putting in an ongoing dispute over pay and situations.

ASLEF represents drivers, whereas the RMT represents employees from many alternative sectors of the rail trade – together with station employees and guards.

Here is the whole lot it’s good to learn about which providers are affected this week.

What’s occurring this week?

Wednesday 4 October

Train driver strike and extra time ban to cancel or cut back providers

Thursday 5 October

Knock-on impact of strikes to have an effect on early morning providers. Train driver extra time ban more likely to cut back providers

Friday 6 October

Train driver extra time ban more likely to cut back providers

Saturday 7 October

Knock-on impact of strikes to have an effect on early morning providers

London Underground

Tube employees had been planning to stroll out on Wednesday 4 October and Friday 6 October.

The industrial motion would have “severely affected” most underground traces and there would have been no night time tube on 6 October, both.

But on Tuesday unions introduced the deliberate strikes have been referred to as off.

Around 3,000 members of the Rail, Maritime and Transport union (RMT) had been because of stroll out throughout the two days of strikes.

The RMT mentioned that following talks on the conciliation service Acas it has managed to avoid wasting jobs, stop detrimental modifications to rosters and safe safety of earnings round grading modifications.

The union mentioned: “The significant progress means that key elements have been settled although there remains wider negotiations to be had in the job, pensions and working agreements dispute.”

RMT common secretary Mick Lynch mentioned: “I congratulate all our members who were prepared to take strike action and our negotiations team for securing this victory in our Tube dispute.

“Without the unity and industrial energy of our members, there isn’t any method we might have been in a position to make the progress now we have.”

Avanti West Coast

Avanti West Coast is not going to be working any providers on Wednesday 4 October.

Customers who booked tickets to journey on nowadays can declare a full, fee-free refund from their level of buy.

Customers with pre-booked tickets for journey on a strike day can use their ticket the day earlier than or the 2 days after.

Avanti plans to run its regular timetable throughout extra time bans, however recommends you examine earlier than you journey because the impression will fluctuate from path to route.


There will likely be no C2C service on Wednesday 4 October.

On days when extra time bans are in place, there will likely be a lowered peak time service and a lowered frequency of two trains per hour throughout off-peak hours throughout all routes.

First and final trains will likely be unaffected.

Chiltern Railways

There will likely be no Chiltern Railways providers on Wednesday 4 October on any routes.

Although industrial motion on the London Underground has been suspended, there will likely be impacts on Chiltern Railways providers on the London finish of the route.

On 5 and 6 October no providers will likely be calling at stations together with; Harrow-on-the-Hill, Rickmansworth, Chorleywood, Chalfont & Latimer and Amersham. This is till after 8am on Thursday and all day on Friday.

On Saturday 7 October, no Chiltern Railways providers will name at South Ruislip till after 8am.

Chiltern Railways will likely be operating an amended timetable throughout the week of extra time bans, which travellers can examine right here.


There will likely be no CrossCountry providers on Wednesday 4 October.

Some providers will likely be amended throughout extra time ban dates. You can view the listing of trains affected on every day right here.

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East Midlands Railway

There will likely be no East Midlands Railway service on Wednesday 4 October.

East Midlands says its journey planners have now been up to date for days the place an extra time ban is in place. Check right here for updates.


GTR, often known as Govia Thameslink Railway, is the UK’s largest railway franchise and operates Southern, Thameslink, Great Northern and Gatwick Express.

It says there will likely be no Thameslink, Great Northern or Gatwick Express providers working on Wednesday 4 October.

A restricted Southern shuttle service will run, calling at Gatwick Airport and London Victoria solely.

Services on Thursday 5 October will start a lot later than regular within the aftermath of the strike the day earlier than, with some routes having no providers earlier than 7am.

On days when an extra time ban is in place, GTR says an amended timetable with fewer providers will run.

The standard continuous Gatwick Express service between London Victoria, Gatwick Airport and Brighton is not going to run.

To assist clients, additional stops at Clapham Junction and East Croydon have been added, so these trains will likely be working as Southern providers.

Gatwick Express tickets will likely be legitimate on Southern and Thameslink at no further value.

Find out extra about every of GTR’s traces by clicking on their names on the high of this part.

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Great Western Railway

Great Western Railway (GWR) will likely be working a lowered and revised timetable on Wednesday 4 October.

Many components of the community may have no service in any respect. Services that go forward will begin from 7.30am and all journeys have to be accomplished by 6.30pm.

GWR says there are more likely to be short-notice alterations or cancellations to its providers on days when extra time bans are in place.

You can examine GWR’s web site for updates nearer the time.

Greater Anglia and Stansted Express

Reduced providers are anticipated to run on each strike and extra time ban days.

You can click on right here to see what plans are in place on all affected dates.

Heathrow Express

On the strike day of 4 October, there will likely be fewer trains going to Heathrow Airport and they’ll begin later and end earlier.

Trains will run between Paddington and Heathrow between 7.40am and 6.25pm.

Services between Terminal 5 and Paddington will run between 7.42am and 6.57pm.

And there will likely be trains between 7.47am and seven.02pm from Heathrow Central into Paddington.

The Elizabeth Line will service clients travelling from London to Heathrow.

Heathrow has not introduced any modifications throughout extra time bans. Click right here for extra details about its providers.


LNER providers will run on an “extremely limited timetable” throughout 4 October, with minor alterations on days earlier than and after them.

You can discover extra particulars right here.

London Northwestern Railway

There will likely be no London Northwestern Railway (LNR) service on Wednesday 4 October.

It may have buses rather than trains between Watford Junction and St Albans Abbey on days when there are extra time bans.

You’ll have the ability to see what impression the extra time ban may have on LNR by way of journey planners.


There will likely be no Northern service in operation on Wednesday 4 October, and no rail alternative bus providers.

Days affected by extra time bans are more likely to trigger some short-notice alterations or cancellations. You can examine right here for updates.

Southwestern Railway

An extraordinarily restricted service will function on a small variety of traces throughout strike days, and a lot of the Southwestern Railway mainland community will likely be closed. There will likely be no service on the Island Line.

Customers are suggested to solely journey if completely essential.

Reduced providers will function throughout the mainland South Western Railway community on extra time ban days, with an hourly service on the Island Line.

Find out extra right here.


There will likely be no Southeastern service in operation on any routes on strike days.

Southeastern expects to run a full service throughout extra time ban intervals.


No TransPennine Express service will run on any route throughout the strike on Wednesday 4 October.

There may also be some early morning and late night alterations on the times earlier than or after a strike day.

TransPennine Express plans to run its regular timetable throughout extra time ban days however warns there might be vital disruption to your journey, so make sure to examine earlier than you journey.

West Midlands Railway

There will likely be no West Midlands Railway service on Wednesday 4 October.

On days when the extra time ban is in place, lowered prepare providers will function between Birmingham New Street and Hereford and Birmingham New Street and Shrewsbury – and a bus service will change trains between Nuneaton and Leamington Spa by way of Coventry.

The extra time bans might result in amended timetables and on-the-day cancellations, notably if there may be disruption to providers, so examine earlier than you journey.

How you’ll be able to stay up-to-date

You can faucet any of the hyperlinks supplied above to examine for updates on particular traces.

National Rail urges anybody hoping to journey on strike and extra time ban days to make use of its Journey Planner to control how providers will likely be affected.

Any journey accompanied by a yellow warning triangle means the knowledge continues to be topic to vary.

Most journeys ought to now be updated on the planner.